Cameras for Asia runs photographic workshops around Asia in Myanmar (Burma), India, and Nepal and leaves behind donated digital cameras. In 2018, Fiji was added to the list.

This program is run by Brisbane photojournalist Joanne Lane of Visited Planet.

Cameras for Asia has taken about 40-60 cameras into Asia each year since 2009, teaching about 100-200 people photographic skills on each trip.

Many of the participants in the workshops are from disadvantaged backgrounds, some have disabilities and many have never even held a camera before, but the images they have taken offer quite a window into their own world; a world that is undergoing incredible changes as Asia modernises at a rapid rate.

This feature on Myanmar ITV shows an exhibition held in 2014 that showcased the Yangon children’s work.

Check Cameras for Asia on Facebook for updates about pending trips or email camerasforasia@gmail.com.